An Invitation to Join the Music Guild

“The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”

—Johann Sebastian Bach

On behalf of the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild, I hope you have had the chance to attend at least one of our inaugural events and “refresh” your soul. It has been a very exciting beginning for our first season of the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild. The Launch Concert in May was spectacular, many have said world-class. A selection of the finest musicians in the region played works by Purcell, Handel, and other composers to a packed church. In July, the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild welcomed our new Hamburg Steinway piano, an anonymous donation by a member of our parish, with a solo recital given by Peter Mack. And just this past Sunday, Byron Schenkman and Friends put on a wonderful chamber music recital to a full house in the chapel. Over 100 people attended!

The Epiphany Seattle Music Guild was founded to assist in Epiphany’s outreach to our neighborhood and the greater Seattle area. We use the beautifully restored church and chapel, with their new, specially enhanced acoustical properties, as our performance spaces. We work in close collaboration with the standing music program at Epiphany and are truly blessed to have one of the finest Anglican music directors in the country, Thomas Foster. Tom is integrally involved both with the church’s music and the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild.

Our mission is to be one of the primary community outreach initiatives of the parish with a consistent program of top quality, soul-refreshing music. We are currently a small dedicated volunteer team focused on including others at Epiphany in an effort to continue to produce amazing musical events that bless our community, neighbors, and city.

As such, we would like to invite you to join us for our first members meeting. It will be September 18, immediately after the 11 am service, in the Christie House Library. Join us to hear more about the Epiphany Seattle Music Guild, and, if you are then so inclined, get involved in sharing the great music being made at Epiphany!

If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please email me or call me at 425-943-1001. We look forward to seeing you on September 18!

Kent Mueller
Executive Committee Member

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Instruments at Epiphany: The Harpsichord

In 2010 a spinet harpsichord was donated by parishioner Bill Hoppin. It proved to be of insufficient carrying power in the church, so in 2014, Mr. Hoppin donated a full-size, Flemish-style, double harpsichord (two keyboards) from the workshop of Frank Hubbard in Boston. Its exterior finish was restored in 18th-century antique style under the direction of parishioner and antique specialist David Weatherford. It is currently at home in the church but moves easily to any location.

—Thomas Foster, Director of Music